THE FAULKNER HOSPITAL CHE Faulkner Hospital was founded by Dr. and Mrs. George Faulkner in memory of their daughter, Mary, and for the benefit of the people of the old town of West Roxbury, where Dr. Faulkner had lived and worked, a much beloved physician. It was generously endowed with the entire fortunes of the founders. The Hospital was built and dedicated shortly after Mrs. Faulkner's death and has now for fifteen years proved a blessing, not only to the poor of the district mentioned by the donors but to many paying patients whose presence and whose con- tributions have materially increased the efficiency and use- fulness of the Hospital. Control and Direction The management of the Hospital was provided for by the founders. It consists of a corporation and a board of trustees and is somewhat similar to that of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Intimate friends of the Faulkners were empowered to inaugurate and establish the Hospital and to elect their own successors. Its affairs have thus from the outset been in the hands of people well and favorably known, not only in Jamaica Plain but in the financial circles of Greater Boston. ^Vhat the Hospital Has Done During the fifteen years in which it has served the public the Hospital has cared for 8,693 patients, medical, surgical and maternity. It has trained sixty-nine nurses. During the war it helped out the Navy in taking care of sailors when their own hospitals were not available. During the typhoid epidemic, several years ago, and again during the more recent epidemic of influenza, it received patients in numbers much greater than its normal bed capacity, regard- less of the cost of so doing. In the recent epidemic three of the nurses gave their lives in this service. What the Hospital Offers, Is Now Doing The buildings are thoroughly up-to-date, bright, attractive, with sun parlors, wards, private rooms, etc., and equipped with the most modern scientific appliances. y^ / & The Hospital now offers to the public fifty - feeds, fifteen of them in a building reserved for maternity patients. Ten beds, two of which are supported by funds given for this special purpose, in addition to the Faulkner endowment, are for the use, free, of patients who are unable to pay anything for their care. Staff There is a complete medical and surgical staff, and a body of consulting physicians which includes some of the best doctors in Boston and vicinity. There is also a specialist in charge of the X-Ray plant who freely gives his services to those who cannot afford to pay for them. Cost of a Modern Hospital Few institutions are so costly to maintain as modern hos- pitals. They require highly trained technical staffs, hygienic and attractive surroundings, superior and often special foods, costly scientific appliances and apparatus, medicines, etc., while no income in the form of labor is drawn from the patients as is the case in certain other types of institutions. For these reasons almost all hospitals, large or small, must charge fees and must as a rule look to the public for the support of free and partly paying beds and to well-to-do patients and their friends for a considerable part of their income, to meet the expenses of this unpaid-for service. The Faulkner Hospital enjoys a remarkable reputation. Its site is unequalled for healthfulness, quiet and general excellence. Its staff, which has always served needy patients free of charge, comprises practitioners of the highest standing. Its food is of the best quality and well prepared; its service kindly and agreeable. Its usefulness to the community is unquestioned. It is the desire of the Trustees that the people of old West Roxbury, former Ward 23, should take a personal interest in the Faulkner Hospital and feel it their duty to support it as well as avail themselves of its use in times of necessity. If the Hospital is to continue to be of benefit to those for whom it was founded, it must grow, and in order to grow must have both the Moral and Financial support of those whom it seeks to serve. Officers and Trustees of the Hospital Nelson Curtis, President; Charles S. Penhallow, Vice-Pres- ident; Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer; Miss Emily G. Denny, Secretary; Miss Cornelia Bowditch, Ernest L. Rueter, Mrs. Henry B. Chapin, Prof. W. T. Sedgwick, Miss Ellen C. Morse, Channing W. Souther, Charles J. Nichols, George W. Wheel- wright, Jr. DRIVE FROM BRQOtfL/HJE, CAMB*/DG£ A#T rJTOU£l^r-\ "V* BOSTON //-=- )\ X-^ROfWGr J MocmwiyfruMt *ZZ7> APPROACHES to the FAULKNER HOSPITAL Barge leaves Centre Street at Harris Avenue at 2.30 p. m. Barge leaves Forest Hills at South Street opposite Rail- road Station at 2.40 p. m.